US intelligence estimates: Iran won’t attack Israel directly

Israel National News reports: “US intelligence sources estimate that Iran is unlikely to attack Israel directly, preferring instead to rely on its proxies closer to Israel’s borders, CNN reported.

Iran has promised revenge for an allegedly Israeli strike in Damascus, Syria, last week, which killed Iranian Revolutionary Guards official Mohammad Reza Zahedi, as well as six others.

The sources, which CNN did not name, told the news outlet that Iran does not want to significantly escalate the situation, due to concerns regarding potential retaliation both by Israel and the US.

The report, which contradicts previous US and Israeli assessments that an attack by Iran is ‘inevitable,’ also said that Iran is pushing its proxies to launch large-scale missile and drone attacks on Israel in the near future…”

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